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Welcome to the award-winning official website for the Furness Railway Trust.
For the latest on what we - and our locomotives and carriages - have been up to, visit our weekly blog.
We have our engineering base in Preston at the Ribble Steam Railway but our locomotives and carriages are found at heritage railway sites nationwide.
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Website last updated: 26th January 2015
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5643 popped into the East Lancashire Railway on its way home from a year-long contract hire to the Bluebell Railway, for a last minute starring appearance at the ELR's winter steam gala!
This was the Taffy Tank's second visit to the East Lancs, and it performed with gusto as part of an intensive two day timetable. 5643 is now back at Preston for a programme of winter works.
Meanwhile work is advancing to return Cumbria to steam in 2015 with the boiler now back in the frames having undergone extensive specialist repairs at the Severn Valley Railway. Meanwhile new pistons have been installed in the locomotive's cylinders.
And FR Number 20 remains operational locomotive in residence at Locomotion, the National Railway Museum at
Shildon, County Durham.
Locomotion has asked for the veteran locomotive to remain at this
NRM site for 2015! FR20 will be steaming regularly at Locomotion
throughout the year. The veteran is also due to visit the Llangollen
Railway in May, to mark the 150th anniversary of the original opening
of the line there.